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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:07 AM

Seen on DU

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How did Rachel lose so much weight?

I'm asking this in all earnestness...not being flip. I watch her every night so I don't really notice such things day-to-day. But when she cuts away to some segment she taped a year ago - hell even three months ago, she looked bloated (back then) by comparison. And now she looks hot...even though she insists on dressing like a boy and wearing blue shoes off set.

Point being, I as a heterosexual male am still in love with her, weight or no weight.

Other point being - what's her secret? Is it a pill (that I can buy at GNC?) Is it no midweek drinking? I've scoured the intertubes and can't find anything that alludes to it.

If you know something...please elabourate.


Feel free to discuss or add your own "Seen on DU".

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:27 AM

1. I read the original and the discussion

 

and frankly, I can think of better things to get worked up about.

I don't know anything about Rachel Maddow, but I gather it's factual that she gained and lost weight. And yes, really, there is a style of dressing that is "like a boy" -- Ellen deGeneres's long insistence on wearing what appeared to be ill-fitting men's pants, but were undoubtedly carefully tailored to create that effect, is an example. Me wandering around in a hoodie and sweat pants isn't dressing "like a boy" in today's world; I read that as meaning expressly emulating a masculine style. I have no idea what blue shoes are about.

I dunno. I just didn't see that post as ill-intentioned or laden with covert meaning.

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Response to iverglas (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:32 AM

2. This part

And now she looks hot... even though she insists on dressing like a boy and wearing blue shoes off set.


Was the tip off for me.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:49 AM

3. I just don't read it the same way

 

Doing something insistently is doing it constantly/exclusively, and that's part of the way I took it. Insisting on doing something is also making a point of doing something, and I know that's sure how I saw Ellen deGeneres's trouser wardrobe. She didn't just go to the store and buy some jeans or sweatpants; she had pants made (I assume) on a male garment template, cut to accomodate the male physique, and I thought they looked sufficiently ridiculous that there had to be a statement being made.

Maybe Maddow does just wear jeans and Tshirts; like I said, I've seen her once or twice maybe but I don't know anything about her. But still ... I dunno, some off the cuff remarks are just off the cuff remarks.

I'm not saying I'm right or you're wrong, I hasten to say. I just saw it differently.

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Response to iverglas (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:53 AM

4. After re-reading it a few times

I can see what you are saying....

But, usually, when I see someone say "even though" in this context, leads me to believe a person finds something wrong or off with it, but is willing to overlook.

Never mind the post is about her physical appearance......

That's my interpretation.....

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Response to boston bean (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:05 AM

5. can't resist

 


"Rachel Maddow was a total babe in high school"

Hm. Really?

As for Maddow today, I'd just say she's kinda ordinary looking, and the fact that somebody finds her hot might speak well of him actually liking a woman for her mind.

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Response to iverglas (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:17 AM

6. Nope, still not there, iverglas.

The posts substance was about her physical appearance.... even though.......

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Response to boston bean (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:34 AM

7. how many threads have there been at this place

 

about Michelle Obama's physical appearance?

Even when she appears in public in ridiculous meringues and wedding cake get-ups, people are gaga over her looks -- her looks, nothing more.

To me, it's all just fool idolatry. We don't have "first ladies" where I am, and I've managed to get back to not knowing exactly what the Prime Minister's bleached-blonde wife's name is. Lurleen or something. (And nobody tell me or I'll have to have it in my head again!) The burbling about Michelle Obama's looks was all really just driven by Obama-worship.

But anyhow, if there was anybody saying anything negative about all the thread after thread whose substances were about nothing but Michelle Obama's physical appearance, I missed 'em. And those I did find genuinely dumb and offensive, because that really is all they were about. She was wonderful because (a) she was married to Barrack Obama, and (b) she was hot. Which, the being hot, was really just because she was married to Obama, as far as I can tell. But anyhow, nobody objected to all the talk about her physique and her wardrobe and so on.

I'm still not arguing! Just saying how some things strike me as odd.

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Response to iverglas (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:45 AM

9. There has always been a double standard on DU.

many who are liberals can be sexist, as long as it's seems like a compliement, or is attacking a republican woman.

Also, the post is a bit offensive in a cat calling sort of way. Rachel Maddow is a lesbian. This seems a bit over the line in that respect as well.

The post says he is a heterosexual male who thinks Rachel is HOT. Why all the declarations?

I'm having a hard time verbalizing that part of it, but I hope you see what I mean.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:17 AM

14. There is a double standard throughout society.

Not just in the US. It's a documented fact. Women's appearance is scrutinized more. And more harshly. And in a different way.

Someone posted similar commentator about Jon Stewart and it made it very obvious how different it is for men vs women.

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